The Case of Charlie Gordon

The first film ever distributed by the NFB, The Case of Charlie Gordon focuses on an unemployed young Canadian who has never held a job. In the late '30s, there were many in Charlie's position. Determined to change this, a committee was formed to team up local employers with these young men. Through their efforts, and with the help of the Federal Government, people were trained and employed. As a result, their hopeless attitudes were transformed into a readiness to learn and be useful members of society.

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Stuart Legg
Frank Badgley
John M. Alexander
Ernest Wilson
George Thurling
Jack Ryan


  • sixam

    “Please post more films from the 1930s. This one is rather lonely.” — sixam, 14 Jan 2011

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